I've been meaning to share this tip with you for a while, but I also wanted to wait to see if it really worked. I believe I got this tip from Rachael Ray's Everyday Magazine that I borrowed from the library.
And the tip is this: to keep spiders from lurking on the top of your walls, rub lemon juice on them. Of course, this will also prevent cobwebs. (And who really wants to spend their time getting rid of cobwebs?) I used real lemon juice on my dining and living room walls a couple months ago, and I have not seen a single spider. I did not do this on the bedroom walls, and I have seen some there. Apparently, spiders hate lemon. And that's a good thing, because it is a very economical way to keep those pesky critters out.
Oh, and by the way, I took this spider picture before I tried this little experiment.
Do you have any tips for keeping tiny pests away?